Eat My Chicken Curry – A Compassionate Chefs Cafe Fundraiser

Compassionate Chefs Cafe Presents

Eat My Chicken Curry! with the TWINS

Confused by Curry?
Muddle Over Masala?
In a Tizzy due to Tikka?

Please join Chef Ranjan Dey from the famed New Delhi Restaurant in San Francisco with his twin Dr. Scott Philipp, for a fun, light-hearted introduction to Indian Cooking.

The TWINS will cover how to make a basic curry and demonstrate two different cooking methods for the curry in a hurry. They will also go over the six basic ingredients in every curry and show you how to put your personal spin on it.

This is a great way to demystify Indian cuisine and learn an easy and healthy way to cook Indian at home and help the kids of Compassionate Chefs Cafe at the same time.

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 – 6:00 to 9:00 pm
New Delhi Restaurant and Bar
160 Ellis St, San Francisco
Phone: 415.397.8470

Buy Tickets Now

Limited to 96 guests
Curries will be flying, the place will be jumping! So book now!

About Compassionate Chefs Cafe

Come experience the Compassionate Chefs Cafe ~ A remarkable celebration of giving, helping kids across the street and across the ocean become global citizens

What We Do and Who We Are

New Delhi Restaurant transforms into Compassionate Chefs Cafe twice a year in June and November. We raise funds to help underprivileged kids right across the street in the Tenderloin in San Francisco and across the ocean at the three biggest slums opposite Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad in India. Our goal and mission is to help the kids become global citizens by connecting them through several ongoing programs.
If you are interested to help please contact Chef Ranjan.

CCC is a San Francisco-based non-profit organization with one goal: To help children globally and locally

Gandhi’s intention behind his Ashram in Ahmedabad, India, was to help uplift the underprivileged. On this very location, we are helping to fund the school for children of Harijan (Untouchable) Street Cleaners. This school helps us continue Mahatma Gandhi’s movement to eradicate the social injustice of being labeled Untouchable. These children will help to uplift their impoverished communities from within.

Closer to home, we are also supporting the Tenderloin After School Program which provides valuable services to kids of families living in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. The Tenderloin After School Program serves as a shelter from the street culture and many harmful influences that abound in this area. TASP provides kids with a safe space to be, where they can play and study, and get the proper support and training necessary to succeed in life.

Compassionate Chefs Cafe (CCC) is a San Francisco-based non-profit organization with one goal: To help children locally and globally. We work with members of the Food and Beverage Industry to raise funds for children across the street and across the ocean. This is an experiment to see what happens when a community comprised of caring people, foodies, business owners and local chefs – all focus their generosity. Your donation will help us create more global citizens.

Please give generously to make this dream a reality.

The Gala Dinner Menu

Feast Your Taste Buds

Click here for the full buffet menu

Amazing Silent Auction Items

  • Sports Package
    with two Giants Tickets behind home plate for July 29th against the Pittsburgh Pirates and more…
  • Night out in San Francisco Package
    One night stay at Nikko San Francisco with a delicious dinner at First Crush
  • Henna Party Package for 10
    compliments of Henna Garden
  • Family Photo Package
    compliments of Briant MacStay
  • Eat My Chicken Curry cooking class for 4
    compliments of Dr. Scott Philipp and Chef Ranjan Dey

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 – 6:00 to 9:00 pm
New Delhi Restaurant and Bar
160 Ellis St, San Francisco
Phone: 415.397.8470

Buy Tickets Now

Limited to 96 guest
Curries will be flying, the place will be jumping! So book now!

Sponsored by

Compassionate Chefs Cafe Nikko Hotel San Francisco Frist Crush DBI Beverage Inc. BiRite Foodservice Distributors Southern Wine And Spirits Henna Garden Solunamar Music - DJ Amar Matagrano Inc. Classic Wines Of California Copy Central


Tandoori Highlight

Featuring San Francisco’s Best Chicken Tikka

A Special Offer Just For You
This months, we are featuring the Chicken Tikka. It is very delicious.
To whet your appetite for our famous Chicken Tikka, we are offering them at a special price of $9.95 until April 30th, 2014, if you can say the password “Tikka Lajabab“, when placing your order.
Make a Reservation here.

Maharaja Club Membership Offer

Apply for a Maharaja Club membership on your next visit to New Delhi Restaurant. We have been voted the best Indian restaurant in San Francisco for 25 years in a row. Membership entitles you to a 20% discount off all food bills for lifetime.

Secret Recipe – Chicken Tikka

Make our world famous Chicken Tikka at home by following these quick and easy simple instructions.

Chicken Tikka Recipe


  • 1.5 lbs boneless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2/3 cups plain yogurt
  • 1 inch piee of fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 3 tsps ground coriander
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • salt
  • fresh lime slices for garnish


Wash chicken, pat dry with paper towels and thread onto short skewers. Put skewered chicken in a shallow, non-reactive dish.
In a small bowl, mix yogurt, ginger, garlic, chili, coriander and lime juice. Pour over chicken and turn to coat completely.
Let sit for at least six hours or overnight.
To cook, heat grill or broiler. Place chicken skewers on rack and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, turning occasionally. Cook until chicken is cooked through. Serve with fresh lime slices, rice and nan bread.

Like Us On Facebook

Be sure to follow us on facebook. Don’t forget to also click the like and friend button too. Keep up to date with all the events that are happening at the New Delhi Restaurant.
New Delhi Restaurant has all kinds of special offers, updates, photos and the occasional trivia question on our Facebook page. Just “like” us to get in one the action.

Landmark California Attractions Celebrate Their Centennial Anniversary

New Delhi Restaurant is located inside one of the most beautiful building in San Francisco. It exudes a Maharaja’s private banquet room atmosphere. This building is celebrating its 100 year birthday this year. It has been featured as a hidden gem by the state of California.
Read the full article here at

Celebrate Holi With Us

This year, Holi falls on March 17th, but to keep the colorful fun going, the big celebration will be at Stanford – Asha Stanford’s 2014 Holi. Ranjan and the rest of the New Delhi family will be there for all the color-filled festivities and to support a great cause. Buy your tickets now, this is the largest Holi celebration in the Bay Area and fills up fast.
What is Holi and why are we purple? Holi is a Hindu festival celebrating spring and love. It is typically celebrated with a bonfire the night before and in the morning, “color wars” are fought with food-grade food coloring and water. Holi is also a time to forgive yourself and others of past errors and plan fresh beginnings. It is a national holiday in India and celebrated in Indian communities around the world.

What Else Is Going On?

Mark your calendar for our next Bollywood Dance Party benefiting the kids of Compassionate Chefs Cafe coming up in June 2014.

Ranjan Dey will be speaking during the ISES Napa: Destination India Educational Program about exploring the growing Indian wedding market and its unique design, trends and traditions.

2014 Indian Wedding Trends Video

The Video for the 2014 Vintage Glam Bollywood Party is Here

The Program for next year is already in the works!
2015 Extravagant Indian Wedding Trends

It will include:

  • Ranjan Dey’s trend report from some of the top wedding shows in India
  • Diversity of Indian Wedding Culture
  • The Psychology of an Indian Bride and Groom –
    Real life recently married couple will share with you the whole process of planning a wedding from their perspective and tell you what works and what doesn’t.
  • Indian Wedding Event Planner Insider tips.

Ranjan Dey & New Delhi Restaurant presents 2014 Indian Wedding Trends Photogallery

This is a small taste of the many wonderful pictures from the event.

Please visit our Facebook page to see more.

Vintage Bollywood was a Glamorous Success

Vintage Bollywood was a Glamorous Success

From the moment guests stepped on to the red carpet, across the big reveal and into the magical world of the Vintage Bollywood Glam Party, this was destined to be an unforgettable night.
With over 130 guests wearing their diverse and splendid Indian fashions, this exquisitely orchestrated show was yet another sold-out event from New Delhi Restaurant in San Francisco’s Union Square.
The evening began with guests gathering in the bar area of this large capacity restaurant, while a burgundy – gold curtain separated them from the surprise of the main venue.
At the moment of the “Big Reveal,” the massive red curtains parted, allowing guests to witness the ornately decorated main hall of New Delhi Restaurant, specially adorned for this theme night..

Ranjan Dey & New Delhi Restaurant presents 2014 Indian Wedding Trends

After the guests were seated the evening started with Amita Bal’s special bridal couture fashion show, where she demonstrated her creations with the help of four runway models. As always, the complimentary henna artist Neeta Sharma was a popular attraction. Guests got their temporary henna tattoos and even bangles for some.
With a theme of Indian diversity in a world that’s rapidly become a global village, this event showcased 2014 Indian Wedding Trends, including the splendor of peacock blue and deep garnet ruby red.

Ranjan Dey & New Delhi Restaurant presents 2014 Indian Wedding Catering Trends

Guests enjoyed specially crafted appetizers and drinks, including “Bollywood Blues,” made from Antiquity Whisky imported from India, “Maharaja Punch,” crafted from Indian Old Monk Rum, and a special non-alcoholic Green Mango Lemonade
Guests were also treated to the emerging trend of “Nouvelle Thali-style Presentation” which allows for a seated dinner for a large number of guests, while preserving the texture, look and taste in this presentation format.

Sonic Village provided the well rehearsed entertainment, including Baraat Mob, sound, music, and dancers. After a quick Bollywood dance lesson, the entertainers had everyone dancing on the floor.
Hotel industry catering directors and managers from all across the Bay Area mingled with soon-to-be brides, grooms, parents, and took note of the themes and trends that will make 2014 weddings distinctive and memorable.
As always with Compassionate Chefs Cafe event, a percentage of the proceeds were intended for the benefit of the children of the Gandhi Ashram in India, and for the children of the Tenderloin in San Francisco.

The event took place on Friday, February 7th, 2014 at New Delhi Restaurant located on 160 Ellis Street.

More Photo Albums
View the entire photo album showcasing the red carpet and the Indian fashion show at New Delhi Restaurant here.

View the entire photo album of beautiful Indian table top designs and centerpieces here.
New Delhi Restaurant on Facebook

Membership has its privileges: Maharaja Club members receive 20% off their meals in addition to other benefits. Ask how you can join.